Japan Crate June 2019- Mystery Box Review
Japan Crate is a subscription box where you can get Japanese snacks, candy, and drinks shipped straight from Japan to you. The boxes come in 3 sizes Mini(5 items for $10 a month), Original(10 items for $25 a month) and Premium(18 items for $35). As you can likely see from the box's picture, Funamation sponsored this month's crate(not this review) with Fruits Basket. The box also includes a Fruits Basket bonus item(which was only included in the premium level, so you will see it when I cover the premium items).
Mini Tier Level- These are the items you would get for the mini box level(5 items for $12 a month).
Kajiriccho Grape and Soda- candy with layers of both Grape and Soda(bottom left)
The soda and grape flavors together make a nice fizzy grape flavor. It was pretty good and soft and chewy.
Mikan Mochi- Tangerine Mochi(top left)
Another mochi candy that I actually like and I like the flavor despite that I don't care for tropical flavors much, but it was mild and sweet.
Matcha Milk Shimochoco- white chocolate and matcha cookies(top right)
Matcha and white chocolate is another great combo it is bittersweet, but in a good way.
Kings Melon Bread- Melon Bread flavored cookies(bottom right)
I actully had melon bread once and it was great these cookies taste simlar but they are crunchy and not soft and fluffy like real melon bread.
Aobe Gum- Soda flavored tongue dying gum(middle)
The soda flavor was good as usaul and my tongue turned bright blue like it said it would.
Original Tier-You would get these items and Mini tier items if you subscribed to Original Tier(10 items for $25 a month including a DIY kit)
Kataage Potato Salt and Wasabi- Salt and Wasabi chips(left)
I did not care for this at all it was very spicy. I can't handle spicy things.
Warugaki Beer Candy- candy powder drink mix(it just looks like beer, top middle)
It didn't foam up as much as I thought and it tasted pretty bad. I don't know what it was supposed to taste like but it was to be beer now I know I hate beer.
Donguri Apple Candy- hard candy with a gum interior(bottom middle)
I like hard sweet green apple flavor but the gum is flavorless.
Bunton Candy- Pomelo flavored candy(right)
This candy is more sweet and chewy then sour so it is a bit bland as far as sour candy.
Mini Bottle Candy- Strawberry, cider or Lemon flavored powder in a bottle(far right)
I got the cider flavor it is kind of like apple cider but it is a bit different. The taste is good though if you like powder candy like pixi sticks. I will say having the powder in a plastic bottle is better as no chance of soggy paper.
Premium Tier- You would get these and all previous tiers if you subscribed to the Premium Tier level(16-18 items including a drink for $35 a month)
Fruits Basket Pins- Bonus Items(bottom middle)
Funiamation gave as these pins as part of them sponsoring this month's crate the pins show Yuki, Tohru and Kyo. I will gladly keep this cute pins.
Brown Chocolate Ginzu Rusk- chocolate toasted sweet bread with chocolate powder coating(bottom left)
I love this chocolate sweet treat it is perfect for the chocolate lover in me.
Just your average fruity jelly beans.
Ramune Sour Grape- sour grape fizzy candy(back middle)
These taste like the grape soda Bottle Caps candy and it is great for it.
Purumochi Grape- Grape mochi gummies(top middle)
Made with real grape juice these are the most realistic grape flavored candy I ever had. I also enjoy how soft and chewy the gummies are.
Fruit Gummy Can-Mikan flavored gummies(right)
Not as soft as the previous gummies more of a classic gummy toughness but these do taste pretty nice.
Grape Gum- mini grape gumballs(front middle)
These taste simlar to the Purumochi gummies but as a gum.
Pukupukutai Taiyaki- mint flavored Taiyaki(top left)
I didn't care for this one to much as it tasted like I ate toothpaste.
Afternoon Tea Cheese Milk Tea Flavor- mascarpone flavored milk tea(far right)
I liked this tea okay it was fairly creamy but tasted more like coffee then tea.
This Japan Crate was pretty good and very fruity as I guess was a way to try to connect it to the Fruits Basket Theme it was going for. I do think this crate didn't need 3 grape items but they did taste good so I'll forgive it. Looking forward for next months box after my Anime Con trip which i'll spend time reviewing what I got.